Roughly speaking, a reliable car (especially compared with other cars from manufacturers boasting about their models' reliability - you know, Volskwagen, Opel etc., as well as the rest of the French firms, Peugeot and Citroen) and of adequate quality.
Road grip is very satisfactory and competent even having in mind the newest cars of its category. (Note that tyres are now 185/65/14 instead of the primary 165/70/13 - all Michelin).
Powerful (80hp), impressive torque, relatively economic and reliable engine, making a little noise, but not annoying.
The most spacious interior in its class, big boot, comfortable running over bad surfaces.
Exterior and interior design too conservative and out of date, but I am compromised with that.
Unfortunately, front brakes lock easily when braking hard - and that can prove to be serious in some cases.